Raspberries & Blackberries
The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance.
A $10-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more
Cornell University recently released two new raspberry varieties, Crimson Night and Double Gold. Crimson Night was selected in 2003 for its “heavy crop lo... more
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The Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila(SWD) monitoring network detected the first SWD in traps baited with commercial lures l... more »
In recent years, an increasing number of raspberry growers have reported seeing berries that are smaller than usual, misshapen and crumbly when harves... more »
Lee Stivers, Penn State University Extension educator, discusses proper postharvest handling of berries during the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegeta... watch »
Blueberry growers have several long-residual herbicides available for use in first-year and established plantings. Complete weed control is critical t... more »
Tom Davis, professor of plant biology at the University of New Hampshire, discusses the genetic similarities between the blackberry and the strawbe... watch »
Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, s... more »
Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April is... more »
The question that seems to be on every berry grower’s mind is how much winter injury occurred this winter. This, of course, depends on the crop.... more »
During its annual meeting in February, the North American Raspberry & Blackberry Association (NARBA) awarded Dean and Judy Henry of Nevada, Iowa, ... more »
Ohio’s Treasure, a new black raspberry available exclusively from Hartmann’s Plant Co., can be used by home gardeners, u-pick growers and ... more »